Mom vs. Mommy

I few months ago I noticed that my 3 year old sometimes calls me mom and sometimes calls me mommy. That isn't really out of the ordinary except sometimes he would correct me and others on who I was. Like for instance: Daddy would say, "go to mommy so she can help you wash your hands", and Isaac would say, "NO mommy, MOM"! Or I would sometimes say,"Come to mom so I can tie your shoes", and he would reply"NO mom, MOMMY"!
It would always change and I could not figure it out for the life of me.
Well, a few weeks ago the mystery was solved.
As Isaac sat in my lap he looked at me and urgently said "MOMMY!", "yes Isaac" , "No mom, MOMMY!", "yes, I'm right here". He looked at me with great frustration and annoyance and began to tug at my glasses. "Isaac, mommy needs those to see", "MOMMY!"(tug,tug). So I removed my glasses to prevent their breakage, and Isaac let out a squeal of delight, threw his arms around me and said with joy, "MOMMY!!!!".
Okay, I am mom when I have my glasses on, and mommy without them.
It's great that I finally figured it out, but mom is developing a complex! It turns out Isaac prefers mommy's company over mom's. It really makes mom sad when he almost angrily begs for mommy in the morning, mom already had bad self esteem and hates to get out of her jammies. Mommy is just way too chipper and lively, and always has something fun planned. What's up with her? I guess I can see why Isaac likes her more, but it still hurts!
He is so stinkin' cute, I just can't get enough of him!

I'm sorry for my silliness, I just thought it was so funny that I had to share it.


Jenny on February 7, 2009 at 8:46 AM said...

Hey, now you're in league with Superman. With glasses, you're a mild-mannered housewife, but simply take those glasses off and you turn into Magical Mommy full of fun and excitement.
The only problem I foresee is finding enough phone booths.

kate on February 7, 2009 at 12:10 PM said...

hee hee! that is so funny! and both mom and mommy's hair looks so long and luscious!

Stina G on February 7, 2009 at 12:20 PM said...

You look so cute with your glasses on!!

Anonymous said...

Ha, I love it! Such a cute story. What a little charmer he is. :D

Katie on February 7, 2009 at 6:48 PM said...

After discussing this in length, Joey and I have come to the conclusion that we like mom. So there, Isaac. You look super sexy in your glasses. btw - that was a cool post.

victoria on February 8, 2009 at 8:12 PM said...

That last Mom was a little scary, I have to admit. But both seem pretty good. I'm often called "mother" which seems a bit too old and bothersome. Need to work on becoming more mommy-ish. Funny, funny.

Christina on March 16, 2009 at 5:36 PM said...

I put a link on my preschool blog to this to show how very smart are kids are and how well they see the world even at such a young age. Everyday I am amazed at something one of the little darlings I watch does. If you want me to remove it let me know.

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